Getting Started

To protect your computer from a disaster of any kind, you must perform the following operations in Veeam Agent for Linux:

  1. Define what data you want to back up and configure the backup job.

Before you configure the backup job, you should decide on the following backup details:

  • Backup destination: where you want to store your backed-up data.
  • Backup scope: entire computer image, individual computer volumes or specific computer folders and files.
  • Backup schedule: how often you want to back up your data.

After that, you can configure one or several backup jobs. The backup job captures the data that you have added to the backup scope and creates a chain of restore points in the target location. If your data gets lost or corrupted, you can restore it from the necessary restore point.

In Veeam Agent, you can configure the backup job in one of the following ways:

  1. Monitor backup task performance.

You can use the Veeam Agent Control Panel to check how backup tasks are being performed, what errors have occurred during backup job sessions and so on. You can also use Veeam Agent command line interface to get information on backup and restore sessions status and view session logs. To learn more, see Reporting.

  1. In case of a disaster, you can restore the entire computer image or specific data on the computer. With Veeam Agent, you can perform data recovery operations in several ways:
  • You can boot from the Veeam Recovery Media and perform volume-level restore or file-level restore.
  • You can perform volume-level restore with Veeam Agent command line interface.
  • You can perform file-level restore with the Veeam Agent File Level Restore wizard.
  • You can export backup to a VHD virtual disk and attach this disk to a virtual machine to recover your computer in virtual environment.

To learn more, see Performing Restore.